1. Which qualities of personality help an artist to make art and which hinder?

The ability to fantasize and dream, to allow experimentation and try things out helps. Only in this way new art can be born.

Seeing the value of yourself and your paintings, presenting them correctly to society is a skill that every artist can develop by changing his or her mindset. In this way there is motivation to develop and feel appreciated.

What hinders the artist is suggestibility: it makes him or her not be himself or herself and go along with others.

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

I love cooking; it's a kind of hobby for me. In conversations with fellow artists, I often find that cooking is an art to many people. You can experiment in it, get new flavor combinations, and visually serve dishes aesthetically.

3. Have you ever had a situation in your life that influenced your art positively/negatively? Or greatly changed your views on what you do?

I was strongly influenced by a voluntary withdrawal from my undergraduate studies at MSU. Up to that point my life had been built around my studies and career as a programmer. School — gold medal. USE — 100 points in mathematics.

Creativity went parallel to studies. After expulsion, I completely immersed myself in my favorite thing — art. Since that time, my attitude to it has changed. The first workshop was opened and I began to position myself as an artist. That's when my «second life» began — a truly personal path, to which I was going for a long time.

4. How does your art change the world, the culture, yourself?

I don't consider my art to be topical, it's out of time and out of events around me. I can make a painting on the theme of happiness, even though people around me may say that this kind of painting has no value nowadays because it doesn't reflect reality.

I have a sense of the world and where I am in my paintings.

My art is a tribute to graffiti culture, using its methods and techniques in a shell of compositional solutions.

It seems to me that my art is a mutated graffiti, its new stage.

5. What do you think about the future of contemporary art?

Right now I think that in the future art will go beyond reflecting reality and be «above» what's going on in the world. It will be independent and will not need relevance, becoming independent and infinite and immortal.

NFT and blockchain will help immortalize and preserve the original state of images, empowering them to be everywhere.

6. What do you think about the ups and downs of NFT? Do you have any NFT projects?

Humanity always has a hard time accepting new things, so faith in NFT is unstable. According to one view, it's just a popular trend with an end in sight. According to another, it is a system with the future behind it.

When NFT technology is used not only in the art industry, but everywhere, trust in NFT and its acceptance by humanity will be inevitable. I think these ups and downs will stabilize in the future.

I have experience in developing an NFT project: we were going to release 1111 characters in the guise of my graffiti letters. Right now the project is in a freeze — I'm more focused on physical canvases.

I exhibit some paintings after I create them, including in the form of NFTs, and they are available for purchase at «OpenSea».

7. What is the most valuable thing for you (in the world, in life, in creativity)?

In the world — peace.

In life — family and self-realization through your favorite work.

In creativity — the opportunity to experiment, while remaining true to your vision and style.